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Jul 4, 2010 11:00pm EDT
maryland state police. during a break in the action we instigated a firework reaction contest. >> we heard a lot of ooh and ahh tonight. everything went off without a hitch. no problems reported. police believe that the crowd size is a bit larger than last year, possibly putting a figure above 110,000 people. >> thank you. no holiday from the violence this weekend, police are investigating two deadly overnight shootings in east baltimore. jason rogers was found by any 1000 block of north patrick avenue and later pronounced dead at johns hopkins. the second sooting happened just hours earlier. police say that a 23-year-old man was shot in the head. he was taken to johns hopkins where he died a short time later. brace yourself for yet another summer scorcher. if you thought that the heat was unbearable today, it will only get hotter for the next few days. officials say that there have been 60 related deaths in maryland so far this year. that number could increase after the next one. the very young and the elderly are more susceptible to heat illnesses. the department of health and hygi
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Jul 25, 2010 11:00pm EDT
show you exactly what was going on as the storms came through. big storms coming into western maryland and strong storms in southern pennsylvania, as well. the ones of concern to us between 2:40 and 3:20 in the afternoon moved into montgomery and howard counties, and frederick county. this is when a tornado warning was issued for the area. no reports of an actual tornado on the ground but for a brief period of time, it was thought the storm could produce that. it was producing strong winds and briefly heavy rains. as that storm line moved through and it reached down past the district of columbia, it produced winds in the 60 to 70 mile-an-hour range, knocking down trees and moved on to the eastern shore. now we have more comfortable temperatures, although it will be hot, just not as hot. we'll detail it coming up. >> strong winds from those storms left nearly 100, 000 people without power. tonight, about 56,000 of those customers remain in the dark. right now, around 30,000 people are without power. more than 17,500 in prince george's county. dge says all available crews are out working
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Jul 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, but the future of the gulf is still in question. >> governor martin o'malley is back in maryland after attending the ash -- attending the annual national governors' association meeting. the governor says, without more federal assistance, the danger of a double-dip recession is greater. o'malley was one of 47 governors who sent a letter to congress requesting that states did more money for medicaid. some residents have joined in a lawsuit against bethlehem steel. the current operator of this e- mail -- the steelmill for failing to clean up pollution. state and federal officials have ticketed them over 20 times since then. more testing of the area is under way. the justice department may launch a new legal assault on arizona's new immigration law. attorney general eric holder says the law would take effect at the end of the month, but it may promote racial profiling. >> arizona's tough new immigration law is scheduled to take effect in less than three weeks. attorney general eric holder suggests the federal government may attack it on a second legal front. >> six months from now, o
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Jul 18, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. temperatures in the 70's out in far western maryland. here is the satellite pick. that line of storms coming out of ohio. storms just to the south and southwest of baltimore now moving toward the bay. there could be gusty winds and rainfall totals that could be in excess of a quarter to maybe a half inch or so with the stronger cells south of baltimore. we have a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, and we have a cold front approaching from the northwest. that will be pushing into the area in the next 24 to 36 hours, and that front may help to trigger more activity in this warm environment that we have. scattered clouds and maybe an isolated thunderstorm to our south. 70-77 the overnight low. partly cloudy and scattered storms on monday. 91-95 the high. for boaters, southwest win 10-15 knots. woe take a look at the insta-weather plus forecast, 91, 92 and 93. partly cloudy with scattered storms. then the temperatures go up as well as the humidity mid week and end of week, and the rain chances go down a bit. >> pete is here with sports. training camp is a week away. >> it is. there
NBC
Jul 15, 2010 5:30am EDT
11 news. >> after a dozen deaths in maryland due to extreme heat, steps are being taken to avoid it from happening again. cady o'malley and stephanie rawlings-blake morning all marylanders to take caution during the next heat wave. watch on the elderly and those with the underlying conditions. >> take care of your relatives and neighbors. air-hey do not have their ki conditioning, check on them every day. >> the number of deaths this year it is double that of last year. energy assistance programs will allow people to use their air conditioners. >> president obama delivers another pep talk on the economy today, urging americans to hang in there. he will face a tough audience in michigan where unemployment is 14%. tracie potts has a look ahead from washington. >> president obama speaks at a new plant that will make batteries for electric cars. >> these are batteries that are made in america. >> up to 300, the white house says. >> the recovery is not as fast as we want. >> the economic initiatives we took our working. they are working. >> the approved the stimulus has not worked -- whe
NBC
Jul 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
will people of this morning for the maryland registered a 3.6 earthquake. a number of people in the area were more than a little surprised. >> things were shaking. sure enough that my dog, who sleeps on the edge of the bed, she fell off the bed this morning. >> while grumbling of the earth is not unheard of in our area, but most maryland if would not -- most maryland residents would not expect such an earthquake. >> it was trembling in the walls were rumbling. -- and the walls were grumbling. >> it was really scary. >> the quake was felt as far north as pennsylvania and as far south as charlottesville, virginia. by noon, more than 1000 people have logged on to the website to report feeling the quake. that includes people from howard county. we learned how the state is responding to the quake. >> i am looking down and the next thing i know, it is like a scene out of "jurassic. park's" the ripples were going across my cup of coke and my blue bottles started rattling. i started looking round and i thought it was a fat guy running through the building because the floor was shaking and i
NBC
Jul 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
going on in mount vernon this morning. that means maryland avenue off ramp is closed from the southbound j.f.x. through sunday night. that is something you want to be aware of if you're heading into mount vernon. the alternative will beat st. paul. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side and topside of the beltway. southbound, no delays to report. very nice out there. we will give you a live look outside at the beltway. things are just fine on the inner and outer lips of the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to. >> thank you. the race for maryland's governor's office is heating up. >> a protest at his campaign headquarters intensify the fight. jennifer franciotti joins us live from federal help with the latest. >> the democratic party did hold a protest yesterday afternoon outside the former governor's annapolis headquarters. he is being accused of being an unregistered lobbyist. democrats zeroed in on his advisory position. what you will hear is democratic concern and prolix response. response.ehrlich's >> if it walks and talks like a duck, it is a duc
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Jul 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
ticket mary purchased for a trip from florida to maryland. they also want to know about any aberration on the number of calls she made to the family home and wanted to know what degree ronald kuntz had in psychology. twice, and jurors in the mary kuntz murder trial in sent questions to the judge. the 60-year-old woman is charged with the june 2009 murder of her estranged husband and the attempted murder of the couple's daughter, kelsey. 66-year-old ronald kuntz was shut -- was shot multiple times at his home. jurors asked for detailed definition of what they call conscious intent. the judge said out of an abundance of caution he gave them the definition of proof of intent. -jurors ask who pays for her psychiatric care if she goes to a mental institution. >> the defense objected to the proof of intent instruction by the judge, saying it was not clear exactly where the jury was in its deliberations. barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police have identified a man whose body was found outside of northwest baltimore home. a concerned resident called police after finding his body at
NBC
Jul 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, i think we are having an earthquake. >> a rude awakening for much of maryland as an earthquake rocked montgomery county. good afternoon, everyone, i'm mindy basara. the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was centered in the rock bill. yeah. reports that it was felt far north. kim, it was not exactly the big one but caught a lot off guard. >> it certainly did. the good news is there are no reports of major damage or injuries and in case you slept through it, it hit at 5:00 all for this morning what people -- people were still in bed are getting ready for work. the national earthquake information center says this was the strongest earthquake to hit the washington, d.c., area since they began taking record in 1974. early commuters certainly felt it. >> i was in the subway and i felt a rumbling overhead and i was thinking, ok, the trains cannot run overhead but they run on a platform where i was standing. i was kind of puzzled. but i did not think it was an earthquake. >> our phones lit up seconds after the quake and 11 news viewers all over central maryland shared experiences on wbaltv.com
NBC
Jul 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
maryland is experiencing a moderate agricultural drought. it is the hottest and driest it has been at this point in the summer in 22 years. the hot weather has prompted the maryland transit authority to extend tir hot line. they will take phone calls until 11:00 p.m.. officials say that is how it will stay. the number is 1800325rail. it was hardly a day at the beach after a whale carcass washed ashore. the remains were spotted yesterday afternoon. it is not known what kind of whale it was, or what might have caused its death. it was the biggest costs by swap since the cold war. 10 russians were exchanged for pick four russians who admitted to spying for the west. -- for four russians who admitted to spying for the west. we have more from moscow. >> today's successful swy -- spy swap is a testament to how both countries want to put this incident behind them. they have been focusing on the improving relationship between the two countries. we have seen salty language and tough rhetoric. this morning, the russian ministry of foreign affairs put out a statement that focused on the construc
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Jul 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
the spill affects natural resources. the maryland first lady address participants of the network to end domestic violence convention downtown. the event that took place yesterday brought together experts from state and federal agencies to discuss ways states can solve problems regarding firearms, which can also -- often turn domestic situations into deadly once. ms. o'malley says she is especially passionate about the issue after working as a state prosecutor. >> ic just the -- i see the horror and sadness that affects these families. often, it is committed in front of children. >> the group not only works to increase firearm safety but also for fair treatment of domestic violence victims by the court. ecb's new beverage tax will soon go into effect, and everyone is getting a better understanding of what is all about -- the city's new beverage tax. it is not a direct tax on consumers to buy bottles or cans soda, water, wine, beer, and liquor. instead, the tax falls on to the distributor, who can then charge the consumer a couple pennies more. it is done this way because the city has
NBC
Jul 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
they crashed. both are expected to make a full recovery. >> thousands of marylanders felt an unusual jolt after a 3.6 earthquake hit the area. the national geologic referendums said there were reports of it being felt from pennsylvania to virginia. david collins has more. >> i was looking down, and it was like a scene out of jura is -- jurasic park. my blue bottles start rattling. i start looking around, i go in the hall. i thought it was a fat guy running through the building or something because the floors were shaking, and i heard this rumble like this. >> jim klein new almost immediately it was an earthquake. jim was in the process of upgrading his kitchen was reaching for a jolt of caffeine from a soda when the whole place shook. even though he's been through this before, he cascade the -- he said the spern was unsettling. >> it is an eerie feeling. it is like having the earth move in your parking lot, but you look out the window and there is nothing there, so god must have been sending me a message or something. >> it is sharp and distinct. >> according to the director of the m
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Jul 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the custody of maryland social services. >> baltimore county police need your help tonight in finding a rape suspect. police think the same man has committed the same sphere -- this series of sexual assaults and robberies since june. early saturday morning, he was somehow able to get in a home and tried to rape a woman on franklin avenue. anyone with information is urged to call baltimore county police. >> baltimore city police have arrested for juveniles accused in a rash of robberies on at the light rail which had riders on edge. >> police say the four juveniles ages 14-17 have been terrorizing passengers aboard the light rail station -- at the light rail station since may, as leader robberies'. but tonight, thanks to community involvement, all four are in jail. >> there are difference m.o's for these kids. it would walk to the light rail stop, they will also ride the trains and target victims from there. >> police from baltimore city, the county, and m.t.a. announced the arrest of four boys from the cherry hill area after several months of brazen attacks on passengers. from about m
NBC
Jul 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
included protecting martin o'malley. now the maryland state police veteran stands accused of distribution of child pornography. we have some video of bruce tucker. we have interviewed him a number of times. police began their investigation last month. a search of his home revealed over 3000 images of children involved with sexual acts. many of the pictures showed adults engaged in sexual activity with the girls and boys. >> there is no indication he was involved in the taking of pictures or he was depicted in these images with these children. >> tucker has been suspended without pay. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the police officer who struggled to detain a woman who later died was acting according to police policy. the officer came upon mary beth crocker. the officer said crocker stabbed him with a pen. after the other officers arrived, she became unresponsive and stopped breathing. >> four men are in police custody charged with sexual assault. they reportedly attacked a woman last month. we're told a woman claimed that renard james, dante green, dale lawton, and howard cook s
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Jul 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
be one issue for the midlantic region at merrill -- for the mid-atlantic region and maryland later on this afternoon. there is a lot of breaks in the overcast. we have enough sunshine to create that lived in the atmosphere to produce a thunderstorm later on this afternoon. right now, pretty sparse. mosely way off to a west and parts of tennessee and kentucky. the further we go into the day, the better the chance of seeing a thunderstorm pop up. temperatures in the upper 80s to 90 degrees. 84 in westminster, with a little bit of cloud cover north. a forecast is a mixture of sunshine and clouds this afternoon, hot and humid, a chance for a few thunderstorms. 40 percent in market that you will see it in your neighborhood -- 40% mark that you will see it in your neighborhood. keep an eye out for this later today. high temperatures and the low 90s. chance for a few thunderstorms below midnight. muggy conditions after that. we do have a little bit of good and bad news in the seven-day forecast. that news is that it will get even hotter as bwe code to the weekend. maybe approaching 100 on sa
NBC
Jul 12, 2010 5:30am EDT
watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> members of the maryland army national guard are preparing for deployment. new combat tactics are being compared to jujitsu. the new moves are meant to provide enough time to get a weapon or backup. >> it is basic. we stand up against someone, not with the basics but could we get by and get away? yes. >> members of the infantry in dundalk are expected to deploy to the egyptian border in 2011. 67 degrees on tv hill. 76 -- 67. a lack of a certain vitamin could affect your memory. >> changes are on the way for members on the memory to help them recover from the trauma of war. >> a new accident in white marsh. we will let you know how >> welcome back. 75 degrees downtown port all is quiet on this monday morning weather-wise. the could be some rain on your way home from work. it will be drive the sporting. 69 at the airport. 70 in westminster pier 64 in frederick. a mix of sunshine and a few clouds. we expect a high temperature around 89. prius 830% chance after 4:00 p.m. you will run into a shower or thunderstorm. for now, ove
NBC
Jul 30, 2010 5:30am EDT
is expected to interview maryland's version of the immigration law. he will be in reisterstown later today for that announcement. a crucial weekend is coming up in the final preparations for probably see the broken wealth that has been leaking oil. >> full containment is getting closer. cleanup continues. >> one small part of a huge cleanup. a critical job is ahead in the coming days. if work goes as planned, a method intended to ease the job of a permanent fix could start by monday. >> we could see this accelerated by the end of the weekend. >> the static killed is on track for completion next week. then a relief well will be used to pump in more mud from the bottom. this process could take days or weeks. after the fracture rate is fixed, the mission will shift from response to long-term recovery. that means less work for skimming vessels. >> we need to adjust the -- all of our opportunity. >> concerning 4 parish residents. >> we will hold their feet to the fire until all of the oil is out of the gulf of mexico. >> tennessee greg, nbc news. >> the orioles will soon have a new manage
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Jul 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
ceo of the national urban league and a university of maryland professor were also honored. meanwhile, the maryland and first lady lead a domestic violence convention meeting in downtown baltimore. they discussed ways that states can solve problems regarding firearms, which often escalate domestic situations into debt situations. the first lady is particularly passionate about this issue after working as a state prosecutor. >> i see the horror in these cases and the sadness too that it affects the entire family. often this of violence occurs in front of children. >> they are working on increasing firearms safety, but also unfair treatment of domestic violence victims by the courts. >> the fda kicked off a two day meeting today, reviewing the safety of the diabetes drug avandia. there may be a risk of heart attack linked to the drug and it could be pulled from the market. we have the latest. >> this is not typical for an fda commissioner to address an advisory committee. >> the food and drug administration headpin's and typical head's appearance shows the seriousness of this
NBC
Jul 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
to move maryland forward. >> a convicted sex offender is back behind bars. >> bp delays testing on the containment cap. what happens now? i am kate amara in washington. >> two people are indicted in the death of an anne arundel county dentist. >> our area has done quite a bit of rain. we'll see what tony pann has to say as 11 news today continues right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. we have done quite a bit of rain. >> anywhere from one to up to four or 5 inches of rain. that is a good thing. we had some minor flooding problems last night. we're making a serious dent into the drought situation we of experience over the last couple of months. there is more rain moving in from western maryland. there will arrive in baltimore later this morning. so take an umbrella. a chanc
NBC
Jul 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
activities. now he is charged with child pornography. curiosity is what a maryland state trooper claims led to his online activity. 47-year-old bruce allen tucker is charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. >> he had to know it was illegal. >> baltimore county police began their investigation months ago. in june, they went to his house. the front door to the trooper's, still bears the marks where county police force it open. with the search warrant, they found more than 3000 images on his laptop. the pictures show children ages 2-14 performing various sex acts, tied up, or partially nude. in many of the photos, adults are involved in sexual activity with girls and boys. >> there is no indication at this time that he was involved in the taking of pictures or that he was depicted in in any of the images with these children. >> no one responded when we tried to contact tucker at his home. he was listed friday. according to court documents, he told investigators that in 2005 his wife cheating on him and left him. he became very depressed, felt worthless, and became ang
NBC
Jul 12, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. martin o'malley is looking to washington for help with the state economy. he is back in maryland after spending much of the weekend at the annual national governors' association meeting in washington. there he said that without more federal assistance, the danger of a double recession is greater. back in february, he was one of the 47 governors to send a letter to congress requesting that states get more money for medicaid. >>> in the consumer alert, chrysler and ford recalled thousands of vehicles. chrysler is pulling more than 20,000 dodge and jeep vehicles off its slots reportedly because of defective brake tubes. certain jeep libertys and wranglers and dodge rams could have a defect that could cause the vehicle to lose brake fluid ford is recalling more than 30,000 the dance to replace pains -- more than 30,000 vans to replace pins. >>> changes could be on the way for the u.s. postal service. the postal commission will need to consider cutting back the delivery weakened raising prices for some services. instead of delivering the mail six days a week, it could cut back to 5 the star
NBC
Jul 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
about all of that in just a few minutes. >> thank you, john. after a dozen deaths in maryland did to extreme heat over the last week, authorities are taken steps to avoid it happening again. marilyn's first lady and baltimore mayor are urging all marilyn beers to take precautions and pay -- maryland deposit first lady and baltimore mayor urging all marylanders to take precautions. >> take care of relatives and neighbors. if they are in a situation where they don't have air- conditioning, check on them every day. >> this year's numbers of heat- related deaths doubled last year. the city and state is working to make sure cooling centers are off -- working and had energy assistance programs. police say a man was driving under the influence with the crashed into a hertford county building. route 1 and hickory. witnesses said the car hit three parked vehicles before flipping over and crashing into the front of a store. >> it was like five or six of us and there and we heard of all the crashing and we turned around and we were like in shock. >> the driver was airlifted to shock trauma with
NBC
Jul 29, 2010 5:30am EDT
rain along york and some light rain showers in western maryland. it should be ok this morning around the city. this afternoon, we will have a 50% chance for a thunderstorm. it will be an uncomfortable day as far as the humidity. we have much better news as far as the forecast going into the weekend. >> coffee, anyone? there are some things to watch for. we have an accident in windsor mill. watch for delays in that area. fire activity is now clear in the city. 45 miles per hour on the north side around the harrisburg expressway. so far so good on 95. 51 on the west side of the loop heading down towards liberty. on 95 into howard county, approaching 56 miles per hour. checking 795 and going away from us is southbound traffic. delay-free at the moment. we switch over to it live view of 895. problem-free at the moment at the toll plaza. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> many gathered last night at the spot where a johns hopkins researcher was stabbed to death earlier this week. >> jennifer franciotti joins us from the baltimore city police headquarters with the very lates
NBC
Jul 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
>> the governor's race is heating up here in maryland. details on nec's. >> bp finally stops the gusher in the gulf. >> if you thought bp could not be under more scrutiny, some senators are raising questions about whether they had anything to do with the release of a convicted terrorist. >> we are in the middle of the summer season. this weekend will feel like it. we'll have details as we start right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. happy friday. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> john collins has a check of the forecast. >> i got to use a gizmo that we do not have much occasion to use. we had an earthquake. we can demonstrate it for you on our radar. the computer can display the information. there is a 3.5 -- our system called it a 3.6 -- it struck near rockville in montgomery county. thisppened around 5:04 morning. it was about 3 miles down just alon
NBC
Jul 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
after her mother is convicted of murdering her father and trying to kill her. >> and maryland is now officially in a drought. 11 news saturday morning starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy] >> welcome to 121 news saturday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm barry sims. let's take a look outside with meteorologist john collins. cooler temperatures, what's happening? >> well, i don't know. i was surprised addition i guess i wasn't surprised -- when i walked out the door this morning, it was muggy. it's been trying to rain. i'm a little disappointed. there was a good line of thunderstorms with some heavy rain out to the west of us last night when i went to bed, and it's come into the area, but it's so spotty, and my pavement's dry and i said, come on, water my lawn, you know, water my garden, and it hasn't happened yet, believe me. the rains are here, at least the first wave, but it wasn't the first wave, it's the first trickle. take a look at this on our h.d. doppler radar. just a few spotty, light showers around the area. some of the concentrated in so
NBC
Jul 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> you can help us cover whether in maryland. -- cover the weather in maryland. it is easy. just send your photos and video and we may be able to use them on the air. it just go to wbaltv.com/ulocal. we are still trying to figure out if the severe weather had anything to do with the to alarm fire in harford county. it started just before 3:00 p.m. inside a town home in the jabr area. storms were moving -- in the job but area. the storms were moving through the area at the time, but we do not know if they are to blame. a serious accident in reisterstown. >> this is northbound route 140 just south of the carroll county line in baltimore county. a two-car collision, and also snapping a pg&e poll. we had three people that were transported, two two hopkins and one to shock trauma. if the problem is going to be .rafficke baltimore county police are trying to turn people around at this location. it is backed up down past franklinville road. >> over the second time in less than a month, emergency crews have pulled the body of a man from the baltimore area reservoir. they say the man was fishi
NBC
Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
block of north chartres' drive. >> the latest poll of likely maryland voters has the governor and his opponent in a tie. 40% of voters support the former governor and 47% favor the democratic governor. that is well within the 4.5% margin of error. a similar poll gave o'malley a six point lead. >> tonight, the doors of the rehabilitation center remain closed to patients as crews tried to fix the air- conditioning system. the state moved 150 people at the center last week and this is not the first reported trouble with the facility. our reporter is live outside the facility tonight with an update. >> the state hopes to move residents back within 12 to 14 days, but not until the office of air quality determines the air-conditioning is working properly. safety concerns forced the removal of residents at 5 01 west franklin street. with temperatures outside soaring past 100 degrees last week, and a broken air conditioning system, living inside the facility became unbearable. >> we never want to put any resident or citizen at risk, especially in these temperatures we have experienced over th
NBC
Jul 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
along the mid atlantic coastal areas. maryland has been hit hard. a couple of waves have tracked through. another round is coming into baltimore city from the southwest. this batch of thunderstorms also accompanied by lots of lightning. that is one of the dangerous features of these. there were strong winds with the storms. there was some hail reported. the strongest ones are rolling at howard county up to southwestern baltimore county. they will push across the city. heavy downpours are possible. there may be strong and gusty winds. the winds did knock down some branches and do some damage this afternoon. i read has been out and about investigating some of this damage-- kai reed has been out and about investigating some of the damage. and that they did not bargain on what came along with the rain. -- >> they did not bargain on what came along with the rain. this and burned for several hours. >> i was scared. then she heard a loud bang and saw flash of light. >> the lightning struck the power lines three times. then the fire department got here and the whole thing went up in flam
NBC
Jul 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
various assignments, including executive protection. his latest assignment was with the maryland coordination and analysis center, reporting to federal, state, and local police agencies. >> a robbery in east baltimore ended with a storeowner opening fire. at around 5:00 tonight a robber demanded cash ed matthews food market. that is when the owner reportedly opened fire, but the robber got away. it is unclear if the suspect was hit. the fbi has snagged a serial bank robber they have been searching for since last month. he was picked up on saturday morning during an attempted robbery in hamilton. he demanded cash when the temblor hit the net -- a panic button and the police responded. this robbery would have been the seventh committed by randall. >> one of the first, -- 25-year- old derek maxy was killed outside of the american legion hall. a 15-year-old shot in the leg during the gunfire is recovering. police said they do not believe the victims knew each other. anyone with information is asked to call police. baltimore county police have released the name of a woman who died in
NBC
Jul 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
right direction. >> still, students at the university of maryland are scared and looking for the start of a strong recovery with lots of hiring. >> the touchy political issue of extending unemployment benefits will remain unsettled until the senate returns from a break in 10 days. in the meantime, maryland's new unemployment numbers have not been released, but we are well below the national average. >> police have removed 76 illegal guns from the streets. police are looking for a gunman who shot an active duty officer. they arrived at a bar this morning where it 26-year-old chase love was gunned down. >> this is a war veteran, someone returning from afghanistan and the second tour of duty serving this country. he was gunned down for no good reason at all. >> detectives say i love it was shot in the chest after a fight broke out. an unidentified victim was shot in essex this morning. he has been rushed to bayview medical center. he died. police do not have a suspect or a motive. >> a trial of a woman who shot and killed her husband is about to wrap up. barry sims has been covering this
NBC
Jul 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
hd doppler -- not showing anything in terms of rainfall over maryland. dry today and try tomorrow. very hot. strong storms are heading our way over the weekend. -- dry tomorrow. mostly sunny skies. we will see sunshine again. 90 to 93. we have not eliminated the humidity. lows in the 70's and partly cloudy skies. i have your seventh date in a little bit. >> summer storms are creating a few interesting photo ops. this waterspout formed off fort lauderdale yesterday. they are pretty common. a waterspout is a rotating column of air over a body of water. at least one funnel cloud was spotted in minnesota yesterday. heavy rain and large hail was spotted. this happened in white rock were there no reports of any injuries. several cars were stranded in delaware. the rain came down so fast the streets flooded almost instantly. some rivers and streams are overflowing their banks. >> cheney is recovering after undergoing heart surgery. the operation took place last week. he said doctors recommended a be implanted in his heart. >> he has had a tough time. 70 degrees on tv hill. the war betwee
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Jul 9, 2010 5:30am EDT
shot of some showers in the mountains of western maryland. 89, 10 degrees warmer here around central maryland. a slight chance for an isolated shower or storm. in looks like inland 90 degrees and a chance of storms spirit a little cooler at the beach, 83 degrees. keep an eye on the sky for the pop-up storms. waves only about a foot. the water, low to mid 80's. 100 degrees is the record high today. it was set back in 1993. 53 is the record low. normal height, 89. we will be well above our normal low, mid 60's's -- normal high, at 89. you could see a scattered storm. the front will slide to the south. we will see some less humid air behind it. we will see moisture to give showers more punch with that area of low pressure off the coast of carolina. 85 tomorrow. it will be below normal. clouds are around. it will still be humid. manley some morning showers and storms. much less humid on sunday. high-pressure will hold up on monday, 92. by wednesday and thursday, and near 90 with a chance of some scattered showers and storms. >> now to arizona. >> the governor said up a fund to defend the
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Jul 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
for now, the immediate area is not picking up much rain, but western maryland has had heavy showers already. those showers are gradually moving in our direction. as you mentioned, we needed it. we're going to get some more tonight. we will have your seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> this has all left a good bit of damage in our area. at the height of the storm, about 27,000 customers were without power in the baltimore area. the storm also brought down several trees in west baltimore. some of them landed on cars. >> our phone lines were down. he thought it was a small tornado. it was amazing to see my neighbor's tree down. >> a massive tree fell in the front yard of this church. neighbors say that tree was over 200 years old. you can track storms right down to your own at st. using our interactive radar at wbaltv.com. >> two more deaths have been linked to the heat in our area, bringing the total to 12. state health officials have not released information on the victims, but do say they were both found inside homes without air conditioning. >> a baltimore man wa
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Jul 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >> this petition was signed by 55 maryland farmers and others in the agriculture business. it urges gov. ramat -- gov. o'malley to urge poultry producers to pay their fair share in cleaning up the bay. in parts of rural maryland, a huge chicken house. all of those chickens produce huge waste. >> the nitrogen that is going into the chesapeake bay is less oil spill, but just as deadly. >> environment maryland it held a press conference today, urging gov. martin o'malley to make chicken operations accountable. >> to be accountable in providing the documentation for how to do it and the consulting research for how to do it. and i can see them incentivizing there were words that if they do it, they get a premium on their chins. -- chickens. the >> there are many farmers like those who provide food here who do a lot of the living things -- a lot of the right things and they are proof that it can be environmentally safe. >> this afternoon the spokesman said, of an " perdue is addressing the challenges facing the bay. we partnered with the epa to work with the farm families to grow our chickens
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Jul 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
afternoon. i am sarah caldwell. maryland state police have joined in the search for the body of a man who disappeared while swimming with friends. capt. roy taylor is over the scene in carroll county with the latest on the recovery efforts. >> this just south of nicodemus road near deparle road at of the reservoir on the carroll county side. divers are looking for the individual who became missing yesterday afternoon while swimming here. other divers and search people are trying to locate the individual here. state police are on the scene and they also he -- baltimore city has responded over here, since they represent the waterways in the state of maryland. no further sightings. as we get more information, we will update you from sky team 11. >> 11 news reporter rob roblin will have the latest on the recovery of its tonight on 11 news at 5:00. another violent weekend in baltimore city as police look into shooting, one of them deadly. at 32-year-old man was shot at park heights ave after midnight saturday, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head he was rushed to sinai hospital,
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Jul 14, 2010 5:30am EDT
o'malley is making the tough choices... to move maryland forward. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's get a look at the weather and traffic. >> it is still humid. we saw about an inch of rain last night. take an umbrella because we are not done with the rain. you can see some more rain coming out of western maryland. those rain showers will arrive in baltimore within the next few hours. i think it will clear up late this afternoon. high temperature around 89 degrees. we do have some big time heat in the seven-day forecast. >> not a great morning for commuting. we have some early morning problems. southbound 895, this is a live camera. we are not seeing any cameras but there are some developing with that accident. we will let you know which lanes are closed. 95 approaching caton avenue, three lanes are closed because of an accident. two problems this morning. there is also a downed tree to report in white hall at hunter
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Jul 20, 2010 5:30am EDT
this time. everything looks great from the maryland line down towards the beltway. southbound traffic is problem- free down towards the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a maryland state trooper is facing child pornography charges. >> he is currently out on bail. jennifer franciotti it is live at baltimore city police. >> bruce allen tucker is a 13- year veteran and he has been interviewed several times on traffic safety. >this is a trooper at tucker speaking about safety. now he stands accused of possession and intent to distribute child pornography. in june they went to his home on esplanade court. a search revealed more than 3000 images showing pictures of children engaged in various sex acts. some of the images show the children tied up and partially nude. >> there is no indication he was involved in the taking of pictures or that he was depicted in any of the images with these children. >> tucker said his wife left him in 2005. he then felt depressed and felt worthless and began searching pornography on the internet. he started collecting and sharing chi
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Jul 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
maryland do to the extreme heat of last week's heat wave, there is an update. >> earlier at a news conference to remind the public of the dangers when it comes to a heat wave, the mayor actually honored several paramedics she feels may have kept the death toll from rising. it was just last week when more than 150 residents of the ravenwood nursing and rehabilitation facility had to be moved after living without air conditioning for more than a week during one of the hottest weeks baltimore has seen in quite awhile. someone called 911 at the facility to report the conditions and when paramedics arrived monday alerted city officials to the problem, most likely saving lives in the process. >> it was much too hot in the nursing home. the city was able to take emergency action to take care of 150 seniors who had been living without air conditioning for several days. >> the four umasems workers who first arrived were honored. >> [unintelligible] >> also wednesday in a joint effort between baltimore city and the state health department, officials urged allmir lenders -- all marylanders to
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Jul 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
gets to decide? who gets to make the final decision? according to the maryland high court, the voters do. they are being asked to repeal the zoning amendment that prevents slots from being in a mall. >> the specific language that all applicable zoning laws would be applied to any facility mean what they say. >> attorneys for a citizens group opposed the slots at the mall. they say this is a critical check and balance. citizens have the right to challenge decisions by their local government and reverse them through a referendum. >> i know what is right, and a casino does not belong in a family-friendly small. the people -- family-friendly mall. the people have a right to appeal, and that is what we did. >> they successfully made the case in circuit court that is adding measure is tied to an appropriations package that was connected to a bill legalizing slots. earlier in the day, this man detailed what this means. >> $500 million per year to start. >> court testimony indicates that 55% of the voters cast a ballot in favor of slots in 1997. >> a lot of people could not care less i
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Jul 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
rain. not much is going on now. a band of clouds along the coast over delaware, maryland and parts of new jersey, producing a couple of sprinkles. it has been there since last night. not much going on. in the west, hazy sunshine with whether -- with radar picking up very little. we are little short on the month -- .84 short, almost 2.5 inches short on the year and we had a really dried june. we could use some rain and he is making things all the worse. the pollen count -- trees, grass, weeds, the pollen count is low. temperatures are in the high range, 91 degrees at the airport and downtown. annapolis, closer to the day, up regans closer to the '80s. 99 degrees at frederick already. they may do it again with 100. temperatures in the low 80s in far western maryland. on the satellite picture, here are the clouds along the coastal regions. hazy sunshine about every place else. still hot and more humid. even though we don't expect to see a lot of hundreds like we did yesterday, with the humidity, it will be just as uncomfortable. the cold front is our leaf out to the west slowly working i
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Jul 5, 2010 5:30am EDT
have been six deaths so far this year in maryland from the heat, and that has health officials concerned, and they say everyone needs to take precautions in this type of weather. code red heat will dominate the forecast this week, and state health officials are concerned. with six deaths from the heat already this year. >> if people take good precautions, we can keep the number down. but with the heat going up this week, it is likely that we will see more deaths. >> the most common health concerns in this weather are heat stroke and heat exhaustion. people who have health conditions, like respiratory or heart problems, the elderly and the very young, are the most likely to be affected by this heat. but there are some things you can do to keep and you your family safe. >> plenty of fluids, stay out of the heat in the middle of the day if possible, get into air conditioning if you can. these are the types of things to protect yourself. >> and the secretary says everyone needs to heed the warnings, want just the people in the high-risk group. >> it can affect anyone, so don't take
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Jul 5, 2010 12:00pm EDT
as the temperature hovers around 100 degrees. so far this year there have been six deaths in maryland due to the heat and officials say everyone needs to take precautions. >> code red heat will dominate the forecast this week, and state health officials are concerned. there have been six deaths already this year. >> people take precautions, we can keep the number down. with the heat going up, it is likely we will see more deaths. >> the most common health concerns are heat stroke and heat exhaustion. people with respiratory conditions for our problems, the elderly, and the young are the most likely to be affected. there are things you can do to keep you and your family say. >> plenty of fluids. stay out of the heat in the middle of the day. get into air-conditioning if you can. these are the types of things to protect yourself. >> everyone needs to heed the warnings, not just the people in high risk groups. >> it can affect anyone. do not take this lightly. it is just as serious for your health as the heavy snows we had in the middle of winter. people can die from this. it is good to
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Jul 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
says florida, illinois, and maryland are among three new states offering tax breaks. this will be in the second week of august. a cosmetic company is apologizing for a collection inspired by the town. the collection and the use name like border town and goes tell. a report on durable goods coming out may influence trading today. the orders are expected to show that they gained in june. we did have a mixed bag yesterday. one report showed a jump in home prices. another report showed a drop in consumer confidence. the number of construction jobs in baltimore dropped 10% in the past year. the bloomberg maryland index was lower. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 73 degrees on tv hill. another check on the weather and traffic straight ahead. >> do you think you have what it takes to play for the ravens? >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think schools should keep students with head lice from attending classes? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here is a look at last night's winning ma
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Jul 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. the maryland-academy is the first online calendar and registration system for free or low-cost financial education classes. the goal is to increase financial i.q. for marylanders. >> i got a feeling that this maryland cash campaign will get a lot of support and be viewed as a model for the nation. >> the program was kicked out this morning at security square mall. to take part or learn more, blog on to our website, wbaltv.com. what is left of tropical depression bonnie is taking aim at the gulf coast, but it has weakened so much that crews are already heading back to the site of the leaking well. kristen has the latest from new orleans. >> instead of being, what used to be bonnie is bringing only minor wince to the coastline and minimal waves out at the well site. near the well head -- ships that had been evacuated one day before headed back into place, ready to finally start the last stages of a permanent kill. some of the robotic cameras had not even left left, giving officials another day of reassurance that the cap really is holding. >> we have better integrity at the well
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Jul 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
problems getting repair service for your lan mine phone, the maryland public service commission wants to hear from you. out next, the maryland lottery midday pick three and pick four numbers. and we will get another check of the insta-weather-plus forecast. >>, and on "dr. oz," the choking and game. it is a teenager at risk? that is this afternoon at 2:00. coming up on "oprah," it was an international scandal, the governor of south carolina's secret rendezvous with a lover in argentina. hear how jenny sanford survive the ordeal. that is at 4:00. tonight at 5:00, a former usda official forced out over racial xt isnts taken out of commentnte offered a new job at the agency. and sales of homes fell more than 5% last month. why economists say we may not be out of the woods just yet. those stories and much more on 11 news at 5:00. and now the maryland lottery numbers. >> brian johnson with the maryland lottery time for the winning midday pick 3 numbers. pick four is next, but first, send in two non-winning scratch- offs for a chance to win one and a thousand dollars. -- a chance to win wha
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Jul 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> a maryland state trooper finds himself on the wrong side of the lot and facing child pornography charges. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more. >> bruce tucker spent the last eight years on protection detail in the governor's office. he protected bob ehrlich and martin o'malley. we have interviewed mr. tucker on several occasions on stories for traffic safety. he is accused of possession and intent to distribute child pornography. court records show a search of his home revealed over 3000 images involving children involved in sexual activity. many images show the children tied up or partially nude. >> there is no indication that he was involved in the taking of pictures or that he was depicted in any of the images with these children. >> tucker is suspended without pay. he is out on $50,000 bond. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> two morgan state university students are among four students charged with sexually assaulting a woman. renard james, dante green, dale lawton, and howard cook smith are all charged with attacking a woman at the mount pleasant heights apartment
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Jul 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the earthquake all over central maryland, residents shared their experiences. heather wrote that she lived in elk grove and there was a loud sound. the earthquake woke others of. one woman wondered what kind of plane was taking off at the airport to shake us like that and then i realized that there was no claim. >> if you felt the earthquake, we would like to hear from you. >> ross sewage backups have frustrated a woman and she wonders if work crews caused the problem. that is where we find barry simms with more on the story. >> the sewage backup upset this woman, but who is responsible and who will pay for the cleanup? with help from her neighbors and family, sandra german is cleaning up the upper will sewage flowed into her home. >> i have had 70-year-old neighbors and my family down here and we have been bailing sewage out by the buckets. >> she believes the problem started after the county work on a sioux which lie outside her home. >> of this started to sink and the front yard sank. >> the switch line ran over the sewage cleanup cap on her property. >> there was a very slight da
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Jul 13, 2010 5:00am EDT
last night are starting to die off. there is still some heavy rain in some spots in maryland. most of it over on the eastern shore counties. we had some heavy rain in cecil county. most of you will have a dry tuesday morning commute. i think later on this afternoon there will be another chance for some thunderstorms. high temperature around 87 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we'll see what is on tap for the rest of the week. >> three people are dead after a man opened fire. police say a man walks into a fiber optics company yesterday and killed two people before turning the gun on himself. police say his girlfriend threatened to report domestic violence. >> a woman was killed after falling from a moving roller- coaster in the louisiana. she fell 30 feet yesterday from the extreme rollercoaster. she was pronounced dead at the hospital. an investigation is now underway. the ride will be closed. it is a new work attraction at the park. >> 76 degrees on tv hill. looking to spend a few days out of the country, it will cost you more. >> loss
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Jul 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
website, wbaltv.com, click on family. up next, your maryland lottery pick three and picked four numbers. and another check of the forecast. we'll als >> a great opportunity awaits you. the living pressroom -- classroom presents a concert this thursday, july 8. you can win the contest for four free tickets. for more details of contest rules to conduct our website, wbaltv.com. coming up, bret michaels opens up of the night he almost lost his life. what he is lucky to be allied. jolie right comes out of the closet. their stories on "oprah." tonight the latest cleanup efforts as the nation reels from an economic blow. could you imagine someone walking away with the 7 ft. of this statute? the owners of the rose stilvill diner says all that is left of the statute is the feet. now your maryland lottery numbers. >> good afternoon, merrill lynch. your picked three numbers are -- 2, 2, 8. that makes your pick 3 -three -- 2, 2, and 8. your pick four numbers are -- 3, 9, 4, and 6. recapping -- 3, 9, 4, and 6. >> a final look at the weather. we are forecasting a high of 102 today. the humidi
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Jul 4, 2010 6:00pm EDT
couple of days. officials say there have been six heat-related deaths so far this year in maryland. this number could increase following the heat wave. the very young, elderly, and those with chronic health conditions are more susceptible. the secretary of the department of health and mental hygiene says everyone should take precautions. >> it can affect anyone. do not take this lightly. this is just as serious for your health as heavy s-n-o-w. -- heavy snow. people can die from this. it is good to protect yourself. >> please check on friends and family. try to remain indoors. take advantage of local cooling centers. >> right now, how hot is it? look at the current temperature at the airport. it was -- it is three minutes after 6:00, and we are at 96 degrees with humidity down to 22%. that is about as comfortable as it could get. the humidity will be higher tomorrow and it will not be as comfortable. the west wind at 9 miles per hour. we did not break the record today. tomorrow, the record is 102. the records are all in the low 100's to low-90's. it is possible we could break a record. w
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